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Thu Aug 5, 2021, 09:32 PM

CNN Fires Three Staffers Who Came Into Office Unvaccinated

Link: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/cnn-fires-unvaccinated-employees-1235035767/


Zucker reminded employees that being vaccinated is mandatory in order to come into the office at present. And he said when the company learned of staffers who had come into the office without meeting that condition, it fired them. ďIn the past week, we have been made aware of three employees who were coming into the office unvaccinated. All three have been terminated. Let me be clear ó we have a zero-tolerance policy on this. You need to be vaccinated to come to the office. And you need to be vaccinated to work in the field, with other employees, regardless of whether you enter an office or not. Period.Ē

The executive noted that employees were feeling unsettled as the pandemic took a new turn. ďI think it is fair to say that we are all feeling a mix of anticipation, anxiety, frustration, confusion, and exasperation. All of that is to be expected. We all have decisions to make that impact so many aspects of our lives. I get it. If nothing else, the resilience and perseverance you all have shown for 18 months now needs to continue a little bit longer. But we will get there,Ē he said. ďContinue to take care of yourselves and each other. And I will share more updates just as soon as we have them.Ē


More at the link, but seriously, this is about public health.

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Reply CNN Fires Three Staffers Who Came Into Office Unvaccinated (Original post)
Raine1967 Aug 2021 OP
Skittles Aug 2021 #1
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #5
Skittles Aug 2021 #6
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #7
Raine1967 Aug 2021 #9
Skittles Aug 2021 #10
Raine1967 Aug 2021 #14
Duppers Aug 2021 #2
Raine1967 Aug 2021 #13
lagomorph777 Aug 2021 #3
BootinUp Aug 2021 #4
GulfCoast66 Aug 2021 #8
Hekate Aug 2021 #11
Johonny Aug 2021 #12
crickets Aug 2021 #15
chillfactor Aug 2021 #16
Demobrat Aug 2021 #17
orleans Aug 2021 #18
Nasruddin Aug 2021 #23
Demobrat Aug 2021 #24
Slammer Aug 2021 #26
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2021 #19
BannonsLiver Aug 2021 #20
David__77 Aug 2021 #21
Wild blueberry Aug 2021 #22
Initech Aug 2021 #25

Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 09:33 PM

1. zero tolerance

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 09:45 PM

6. sick of playing games with these assholes

they are endangering public health, while claiming to be "pro-life" - ENOUGH ALREADY!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 09:50 PM

7. We are in complete agreement

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 09:52 PM

9. I am in that camp.

this is a f*cking public health emergency.

We have the tools to abate it. Those that are not a part of the solution are part of the crisis, imo.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 09:59 PM

10. we cannot tie them up and vaccinate them

but we can certainly make life more difficult for them

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Response to Skittles (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 10:08 PM

14. YES WE CAN.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 09:34 PM

2. Why would they even try that at CNN?

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Response to Duppers (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 10:06 PM

13. CNN has a LOT of employees.

Not all of the employees are all about liberalism, so some sre all about a paycheck. (I respect that) For what it's worth, I am going to assume not all of the employees are involved with TV production or on-air shows. It's a big company.

I'm actually sort of surprised that this was made public since Fox has basically made it known that vaccines are mandated. https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/media/fox-vaccine-passport/index.html

Good on CNN. I wonder about those that were fired for the same thing at Fox.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 09:34 PM

3. Much appreciated - I hope many businesses follow suit.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 09:51 PM

8. Coming soon to a company near you.

Government canít protect us, businesses will protect the economy. Which in this rare case protects us.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 10:01 PM

12. It's just a matter of time before most big companies do this

The cost of unvaccinated not worth any value they may have to the company.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 10:19 PM

15. This is good to see, and likely the only way to finally force the issue.

No one wants COVID racing through employee ranks, especially with Delta breakthrough cases going on. Zero tolerance is smart.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 10:25 PM

17. Hope it was worth it Covidiots.

Wow. Imagine how their future job interviews will go.

Why did you leave CNN?

I got Fired for coming to work unvaccinated

Next candidate.

These people just committed financial suicide. Just Ö wow.

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Response to Demobrat (Reply #17)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 10:57 PM

18. thanks for the chuckle. (it happened after i read "next candidate.") nt

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Response to Demobrat (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 03:22 PM

23. Imagine a Republican / Trumpist interviewer

"Why did you leave CNN?

"I got Fired for not following company rules

"Next candidate."

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Response to Nasruddin (Reply #23)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 03:29 PM

24. Well that's it.

Itís not even that they refused to get vaccinated. Itís entirety possible they could encounter a sympathetic interviewer. Itís that they essentially gave management the middle finger.

Next candidate.

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Response to Demobrat (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 07:04 PM

26. Newsmax

If there's anyone left alive at Newsmax at the end of this, they could likely get a job there....

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:10 PM

19. We need vaccine passports and to exclude/shun assholes who refuse to be vaccinated

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:30 PM

20. As they say on The Mandolorian, this is the way.

Hit people where they live by putting their ability to make money in peril. Thatíll be what drags the last of the reachable stragglers across the line, not being barred from some restaurants and some businesses. Cut them at the knees.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:32 PM

21. I wonder if someone tried to compel them to go to the office.

If vaccination isnít required for employment and is required for the position, a supervisor should not try to compel going to the office. Iím not saying that occurred- just wondering if it did. Itís a complicated landscape to navigate.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 03:34 PM

25. Get vaxxed or get sacked!

Kudos to CNN for taking a stand against these morons!

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